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fection in due season, without any further care of the busbandman.

which shall not be manifested: neither was any thing 23 kept secret, but that it should come abroad. If any 24 man have ears to hear, (f) let him hear. And he said

untó them, Take heed what you hear: with what measure

you mete, it shall be measured to you (g): 25 and unto you that hear shall more be given. For he

that hath, to him shall be given: and he that hath not, from him shall be taken even that which he

hath. 26 And he said, So is the kingdom of God (h), as 27 if a man could cast feed into the ground, And

should fleep, and rise night and day, and the feed

fhould spring and grow up, he knoweth not how(i). 28 For the earth bringeth forth fruit of herself, firft

the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the 29 ear. But when the fruit is brought forth, imme

diately he putteth in the fickle, because the harvest

is come. 30 And he said, Whereunto fhall we liken the king

dom of God? or with what comparison shall we 31 compare it!

It is like a grain of mustard-seed, which when it is sown in the earth, is less than all 32 the feeds that be in the earth. But when it is fown,

it groweth up, and becometh greater than all herbs,

and shooteth out great branches, so that the fowls of diligently to observe the intended application, the fame may be the more clearly understood, and the more deeply imprinted on the mind.

(f) See Mat. ix. 15. Mark vii. 16.

() This seems to be a proverbial expression, which is applied in a spiritual sense. If you make a good use of religious knowledge, you will, by the grace of God, make a proportionable improve ment; if

you be negligent, or inattentive, you will lose that pore tion of knowledge you might have secured to yourselves.

(h) Small as the state of the gospel was at first, it was daily in. creasing in a much greater proportion than could have been expecte ed from its beginning, Mat. xiii. 32. Luke xiii. 18.

As the seed, after being sown, springs up and comes to pere

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33 the air may lodge under the shadow of it (k). And

with many such parables spake he the word unto 34 them, as they were able to hear it. But without a

parable spake he not unto them (l): and when they

were alone, he expounded all things to his disciples. 35 And the same day when the even was come, he faith

unto them, Let us pass over unto the other side. 36 And when they had sent away the multitude, they

took him even as he was in the ship, and there were 37 also with him other little ships. And there arose

great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the 38 fhip, so that it was now full. And he was in the

hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and

they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest 39 thou not that we perifh? And he arose, and re

buked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be ftill: and the wind ceased, and there was a great

And he said unto them, Why are ye so 41 fearful ? how is it that ye have no faith? And they

feared exceedingly, and said to one another, What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the {ca obey him?

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CH A P. V. ! AND they came over unto the other side of the sea,

into the country of the Gadarenes. And when he was come out of the ship, immediately there

met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean 3 fpirit, Who had his dwelling among the tombs,

and no man could bind him, no not with chains: 4

Because that he had been often bound with fetters and chains, and the chains had been plucked asun. der by him, and the fetters broken in pieces : neither

(k) See Mat. xiii. 32. Note. (1) Suiting his discourses to their capacity and disposition. Sec Mat, xii, 11.

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could any man tame him. And always night and

day, he was in the mountains, and in the tombs, 6 crying, and cutting himself with stones. But when

he saw Jesus afar off, he ran and worshipped him, And cried with a loud voice, and said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of the most high

God? I adjure thee by God, that thou torment 8. me not. (For he said unto him, Come out of the 9 man, thou unclean spirit.) And he asked him,

What is thy name? And he answered, saying, My 10 nanie is (a) Legion : for we are many. And he

besought him much, that he would not send them II away out of the country. Now there was there

nigh unto the mountains, a great herd of swine 12 feeding. And all the devils besought him, saying, Send us into the swine, that we may enter into

And forthwith Jesus gave them leave. And the unclean spirits went out, and entered into the (6) swine, and the herd ran violently down

a steep place into the sea (they were about two thou14 sand) and were choaked in the sea. And they that

fed the swine Aed, and told it in the city, and in

the country: And they went out to see what it was 15 that was done.

And they come to Jesus, and fee him that was possessed with the devil, and had the

legion, sitting and cloathed, and in his right mind, 16 and they were afraid. And they that saw it, told

them how it befell to him that was poslessed with the 17

devil, and also concerning the swine. And they

began to pray to him (c) to depart out of their coasts. 18 And when he was come into the ship, he that had

been possessed with the devil prayed him that he 19 might be with him. Howbeit, Jelus suffered him

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(a) See Mat. xxvi. 53. Note. (6) Sec Mat. viii. 32. Note. (c) They were afraid of his power, and did not think themselves fase, whilst he remained in their country. See Luke v. 8.

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not, but faith unto him, Go home to thy friends,

and tell them how great things the Lord hath done 20 for thee, and hath had compassion on thee. And

he departed, and began to publish in Decapolis,

how great things Jesus had done for him: and all 21 men did marvel. And when Jesus was passed over

again by ship unto the other side, much people

gathered unto him, and he was nigh into the sea. 22 And behold, there cometh one of the rulers of the

fynagogue, Jairus by name, and when he saw him, 23

he fell at his feet, And befought him greatly, saying, My little daughter lieth at the point of death,

(d) I pray thee come and lay thy hands on her, that 24 The may be healed, and the shall live. And Jesus

went with him, and much people followed him, 25 and thronged him. And a certain woman which 26 had an issue of blood twelve years, And had suffered

many things of many (e) physicians, and had spent

all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but ra27 ther grew worfe, When she had heard of Jesus, came 28 in the press behind, and touched his garment: For

she said, If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be 29 whole. And straightway the fountain of her blood

was dried up: and the felt in her body that she was 30 healed of that plague. And Jesus immediately

knowing in himself, that virtue had gone out of him,

turned him about in the press, and said, Who touched 31 my clothes? And his disciples faid unto him, Thou

feeft the multitude thronging thee, and fayest thou, 32 Who touched me? And he looked round about to

see her that had done this thing. But the woman fearing and trembling, knowing what was done in

her, came and fell down before him, and told him 34 all the truth. And he said unto her, Daughter, thy

(d) Sec Mat. ix. 18. Luke viii. 42.

(c) Had been patient to many physicians, and had spent all that she had to procure relief, and yet her disease was rather increasing.

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faith hath made thee whole (f); go in peace, and be 35

whole of thy plague. While he yet spake, there
came from the ruler of the synagogue's house certain

which faid, Thy daughter is dead, why troublest 36 thou the master any further ? As soon as Jesus

heard the word that was spoken, he faith unto the

ruler of the synagogue, Be not afraid, only believe. 37 And he suffered no man to follow him, fave Peter, 38 and James, and John the brother of James. And

he cometh to the house of the ruler of the synagogue,

and feeth the tumult, and them that wept and wailed 39 greatly, And when he was come in, he faith unto

them, Why make ye this ado, and weep? the dam40 sel is not dead, but sleepeth (g). And they laughed

hiin to scorn: but when he had put them all out, he
taketh the father and the mother of the damsel, and

them that were with him, and entereth in where the 41 damsel was lying. And he took the dainsel

hand, and faith unto her, Talitha cumi, which is,

being interpreted, Damsel (I say unto thee) arise. 42 And straightway the damsel arose, and walked; for

she was of the age of twelve years : and they were 43 astonished with a great astonishment. And he

charged them ftraitly, that no man should know it; ? and commanded that something should be given her

to eat.

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AN ND he went out from thence, and came into his

own country, and his disciples follow him. And when the fabbath-day was come, he began to teach in the fynagogue : and many hearing him were astonished, saying, From whence hath this man these things and what wisdom is this which is

c) See Mat. ix. 22. Note.
(8) Her death is but like fleep, from which I shall awaken her.

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